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H. Youn Kim, PhD
H. Youn Kim, PhD
- Professor - Economics
Teaching Area(s)

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics


PhD, Economics, University of Cincinnati, 1982

MA, Economics, University of Cincinnati, 1979

BA, Economics, Sogang University, 1973


Dr. Kim specializes in microeconomic and macroeconomics. His research has focused on consumer behavior (consumer demand, welfare, consumption and saving), firm behavior (production, costs, and investment), asset pricing, government budget deficits, and income distribution. He teaches undergraduate courses in principles of economics, microeconomics, managerial economics, and mathematical economics, and graduate courses in advanced micro and macroeconomics and public economics.  Professor Kim has published articles in Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Economica, Journal of Applied Econometrics, European Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, Oxford Economics Papers, Journal of Macroeconomics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Southern Economic Journal, and Empirical Economics. He has taught at University of Cincinnati and worked for US Environmental Protection Agency. He has held visiting positions at University of Kentucky and Monash University in Australia. He is a member of several academic associations and has reviewed many papers for publications in economic journals. He has received grants from US Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation/Kentucky EPsCoR.

Recent Publications

“Durable Goods and Nondurable Consumption” (with G Wong), Encyclopedia Of Consumption, forthcoming, edited by María Labeaga and José Alberto Molina for Edward Elgar Publishing.

“Pollution Control and Productivity Growth: Some Unusual Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry,” Review of Economics and Finance, 2021, 19, 80-96.

"Analyzing State Government Spending: Balanced Budget Rules or Forward-Looking Decisions?" (with C. Biolsi), International Tax and Public Finance, 2021, 28(4), 1035-1079.

“Consumer Demand, Consumption, and Asset Pricing: An Integrated Analysis with Intertemporal Two-Stage Budgeting” (with K.R. McLaren and K.K.G. Wong), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2021, 25(2), 379-425.

“Valuation of Public Goods: An Intertemporal Mixed Demand Approach” (with K.R. McLaren and K.K.G. Wong), Empirical Economics, 2020, 59(5), 2020, 2223-2253.

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